Control Valve Engineering I, 1300 - Emerson Course

Specific for:

Engineering Manager Plant Manager Valve Engineer Control System Engineer Operator - Control Valves Reliability Manager Production Manager E&I Engineer Maintenance Technician Purchaser


This course is for engineers and other persons responsible for the selection, sizing, and application of control valves, actuators and positioners.

 This 3 days course explains how to select the correct control valve, actuator and accessories to operate through the full range of process conditions.

This course covers general applications and emphasizes the sizing and selection methods for a broad variety of control valves and actuators.


Students will solve various sizing and selection problems using published materials and Fisher Specification Manager software, plus participate in equipment demonstrations and workshops.

 Students who take this course will be able to:

  • Select the proper valve characteristic for a given process.
  • Choose suitable styles of control valves for an application.
  • Select size of control valves and actuators.
  • Select the best actuator for all applications.
  • Properly apply positioners.


  • Welcoming-Introduction.
  • Plant visit (if possible).
  • Actuator Selection and Sizing.
  • Control Valve Selection: Rotary and Sliding. Stem
  • Corrosion Resistant Valves.
  • Liquid Valve Sizing.
  • Positioners and Transducers.
  • Valve Application Guidelines.
  • Valve Characteristics.
  • Valve Packing Considerations.
  • Valve Noise (IEC Prediction Method).
  • Cavitation.
  • Gas Valve Sizing.
  • Review – Evaluation - Conclusion.



Some experience with industrial controls equipment including control valves and actuators would be helpful.

Course Details

For this location the course is available On Virtual or Demand.

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